Not that I actually get a vacation! ( See the Susan Hensel Art blog )
So, you remember the rare breed box my son sent me for Christmas? See the lovely, light brown fleece in the upper right corner? That is Ryeland. It is a warm brown with blond tips, blocky, springy, fine locks.
I made handcarded rolags and spun it longdraw, making a super soft, super elastic skein of yarn. There were a fair number of short cuts that I chose to put up with. (The perils of ordering from overseas.) It is still a lovely skein of yarn.
Now I am working on the Manx Loughtan. I did not wash it enough. It is still quite greasy, but drafting well. It, too, was less than optimum in the shearing department, but is, on the otherhand, uncommonly fine.